A Handbook for Married Couples, By Alice Fryling and Robert A. Fryling
A Handbook for Married Couples
  • Length: 92 pages
  • Dimensions: 0 × 0 in
  • Published: June 19, 1984
  • Imprint: IVP Academic
  • Item Code: 0923
  • ISBN: 9780877849230

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Marriage can bring the best of times and the worst of times. But open and honest communication makes all times better.

Alice and Bob Fryling offer married couples a chance to enhance their marriages. They help readers learn crucial skills such as how to make decisions together and how to resolve conflict. Then they apply these skills to tough marital issues like sex, spiritual growth, disappointment and money. Each chapter contains helpful advice, questions for discussion between husbands and wives, and suggested reading.


1. Getting Started
2. Telling the Truth about You
3. Communicating Feelings
4. Being Committed
5. Resolving Conflict
6. Role Expectations
7. Motivation
8. Decision Making
9. Money and Possessions
10. Spiritual Growth
11. Finding Sexual Fulfillment
12. Failiure and Forgiveness
13. Setting Goals
14. Postscript

Alice Fryling

Alice Fryling is a spiritual director and the author of nine books, including Seeking God Together: An Introduction to Group Spiritual Direction. She has been giving Enneagram workshops for fifteen years, teaching participants how to use the Enneagram to know God and themselves more deeply. She and her husband have two married daughters and four grandchildren.

Robert A. Fryling

Robert A. (Bob) Fryling is former publisher of InterVarsity Press and vice president of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. He writes, speaks, and teaches in the areas of spiritual formation, leadership, Christian faith, and culture. He lives in Illinois with his wife, Alice, an author and spiritual director. Together they have coauthored three books.